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Artist Spotlight: Rob Peters

Rob Peters is an illustrator, cartoonist and designer. He has a degree in Visual Communications from Judson College in Elgin, Illinois, and worked as a cover artist and designer in the yearbook industry for over five years. He currently lives with his wife and family in Topeka, KS.

He started as a freelance artist in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. Peters has designed logos and book covers and has illustrated dozens of children’s picture books, including Russel T. Jones: On The Edge Of Forever and Go Cubs, Go!. He’s also written and illustrated a few comics, including those on Crazy Cal Presents.

You can see more work from Peter on his Directory of Illustration Portfolio page or on his website.

All Images © Rob Peters

Artist Spotlight: The Style of Gavin Reece

Gavin Reece has style, a lot of it. Represented by the New Division agency, he’s one of London’s leading fashion illustrators. The majority of Reece’s work has a distinctively graphic feel to it. Having started his career by studying Fine Arts at Edinburgh and St. Martins, Reece has since taken his work worldwide, creating art for clients including Mercedes, Budweiser, Virgin Atlantic, Aquafresh, Elle, Penguin Books and more.

According to Reece, he gets his inspiration from cocktails, coffee, Italian design, 60’s LA, red wine, fashion, travel and movies. If you look closely, it isn’t hard to see many of these inspirations come to life in Reece’s works. One of his most recent projects was an illustration for Imbibe Magazin titled Bevvy Metal. Reece’s graphic novel style was the perfect fit to bring this gritty biker image to life.

You can see more of Reece’s work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio page or on his website.

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To see more New Division artists, visit their portfolio page on the Directory of Illustration website.

Artist Spotlight: Eda Kaban

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey with a great passion for drawing, reading, and monkey bars. She has traveled the globe wearing a backpack slightly larger than herself. Her travels brought her to the States where she studied illustration.

Her work can be seen in galleries from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and in a variety of publications. She has worked with clients such as Chronicle Books, Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Perseus, Lufthansa Airlines, Mattel and The Village Voice among others. Her illustrations have been recognized by Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly and 3X3.

When she is not drawing, you can find her climbing some rocks, or biking the hills of the Bay Area. When she’s not drawing, Eda continues to search for stories through love, laughter, and observations of the people around her. She currently resides in San Francisco happily with her husband, where they continually water their plants too much.

Eda Kaban is represented by Shannon Associates. See more of her work at shannonassociates.com.

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